Welcome!

News Feed Item

Kickstarting Your Business: The New Start-Up Village at dmexco 2014

COLOGNE, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/14 -- With its new Start-Up Village, dmexco 2014 is, for the first time, offering all newly established companies an exclusive platform on which they can present themselves and their new products and services to over 30,000 decision-makers from the global digital economy. TVSMILES will be one of the firms exploiting this opportunity. As the winner of the first dmexco start-up competition, the up-and-coming provider of a bonus programme that rewards users for watching TV will be promoting its innovative business model at an exclusive location in the new dmexco Start-Up Village. As of now, international start-ups can apply to participate in the dmexco Start-Up Village (http://dmexco.de/2014/en/Startup_Village.html).

Face to face with the key players: dmexco 2014 enables innovative start-ups to make initial contact with pioneers and established players from the global digital economy in a specially conceived area at the trade fair. Located at the heart of dmexco (Hall 7), the new Start-Up Village provides all ambitious start-ups that have business models based on digital marketing, advertising, media, or the "Internet of Everything" with an ideal platform for successfully promoting their business concepts. Here, they can not only draw the market's attention to their new types of solutions, technologies and visions but also ideally scale their business operations. Thanks to a unique combination of lounge and stage area, the special format, which was independently developed by dmexco, establishes direct contact to potential customers and important investors. The resulting business relationships can propel a start-up business from dmexco 2014 into the fast lane to success.

The Start-Up Village's lounge, which has been specially conceived in line with the requirements of the young companies, provides ideal conditions for effective presentations and more detailed discussions with potential customers and investors. In addition, start-ups that are exhibitors at dmexco are given the opportunity to present themselves and their products and services to up to 150 decision-makers from the global digital economy on a stage immediately adjacent to the Start-Up Village. Each company in the village is entitled to a presentation slot whose duration must not exceed 25 minutes. Any interested start-up determined not to miss out on this exclusive opportunity to present itself at a prominent location at dmexco can apply for a site in the new Start-Up Village via the following link: http://dmexco.de/2014/en/Startup_Village.html.

Start-up competition: TVSMILES wins right to exclusive presence at dmexco
As the winner of the first German dmexco start-up competition, TVSMILES has already ensured its participation in the dmexco Start-Up Village. With an innovative business concept based on a bonus programme that rewards users for watching TV, the newly established firm just managed to beat out the competition from dailypresent, scondoo and webeffects, the other finalists, at the Interactive Cologne Festival. To win the title, TVSMILES had to convince a top-class expert jury of the merits of its concept during the final pitches. The jury comprised Kai Schmude (Venista Ventures), Prof. Kai Thierhoff (Thierhoff Consulting), Christoph von Dellingshausen (BVDW) and Frank Schneider (dmexco). When it comes to planning its exclusive presence in the dmexco Start-Up Village and the implementation phase, TVSMILES can expect valuable support from the Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft (BVDW) e.V. As an experienced mentor, the BVDW will provide the innovative young company with advice. The Interactive Cologne Festival, the Start-ups Initiative in the BVDW and Venista Ventures are supporting the competition as partners.

Christian Muche, dmexco Director Business Development, Strategy & International, and Frank Schneider, dmexco Director Marketing, Sales & Operations: "With our new dmexco Start-Up Village, we offer young innovative firms from around the world an ideal framework in which to present themselves to the global digital economy. In this way they can make valuable contact with venture capital companies and the scene's opinion-formers and key players. The range of firms represented at dmexco 2014 includes media and creative agencies, advertising and digital marketing companies, media groups and platform providers such as Google or Facebook. And all of them are directly accessible for companies that decide to participate in the Start-Up Village. That's why we are convinced that the dmexco Start-Up Village 2014 will provide the springboard that enables many young companies to finally make the breakthrough. We wish TVSMILES, the winner of the first Germany-wide dmexco start-up competition, and all other participants of the Start-Up Village two successful and business-boosting days at dmexco 2014!"

About dmexco
dmexco is the international leading expo & conference for the digital economy. Comprising a unique combination of an exposition and a conference, it stands for innovative and future-oriented marketing in the midst of a global growth market. Placing a clear focus on marketing, media, and technology, dmexco in Cologne is the global No. 1 industry meeting platform for valuable knowledge transfer and direct business transactions. dmexco, which is organized by Koelnmesse, offers trade visitors the broadest range of business trends, growth strategies, product innovations, and creative excellence in diverse forms and is furthermore free of charge. As the central hub for all thought leaders from digital brands, advertisers, and marketers, all types of agencies, and media owners, dmexco is connecting the global digital economy.

All further information on dmexco 2014 (September 10 & 11 in Cologne) as well as photos, videos, and statements on dmexco 2013 are posted at www.dmexco.com, www.facebook.com/dmexco, http://twitter.com/dmexco and www.youtube.com/dmexcovideo.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed...
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
DevOps is not just last year’s buzzword. Companies with DevOps practices are 2.5x more likely to exceed profitability, market share, and productivity goals. But how do you enable high performance? What can you do right now to start? Find out from DevOps experts including Gene Kim, co-author of "The Phoenix Project," and the Dynatrace Center of Excellence.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
Recognizing the need to identify and validate information security professionals’ competency in securing cloud services, the two leading membership organizations focused on cloud and information security, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and (ISC)^2, joined together to develop an international cloud security credential that reflects the most current and comprehensive best practices for securing and optimizing cloud computing environments.
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
Sensors and effectors of IoT are solving problems in new ways, but small businesses have been slow to join the quantified world. They’ll need information from IoT using applications as varied as the businesses themselves. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Meike, Distinguished Engineer, Director of Technology Innovation at Intuit, showed how IoT manufacturers can use open standards, public APIs and custom apps to enable the Quantified Small Business. He used a Raspberry Pi to connect sensors...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn’t require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbuilding of data centers ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Part...
In most cases, it is convenient to have some human interaction with a web (micro-)service, no matter how small it is. A traditional approach would be to create an HTTP interface, where user requests will be dispatched and HTML/CSS pages must be served. This approach is indeed very traditional for a web site, but not really convenient for a web service, which is not intended to be good looking, 24x7 up and running and UX-optimized. Instead, talking to a web service in a chat-bot mode would be muc...
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection.
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes ho...